Aikin, Jeremy. Johnson, Cory. (2022). Daydreams in Music: Patterns in Musical Scales. In T. Busk (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics.

Daydreams in Music: Patterns in Musical Scales

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There is no shortage of examples of mathematicians and scientists who are also musicians. Perhaps it is the abundance of patterns and structure prevalent in music that underpin these common interests. This exploration of musical scales is an engaging session, accessible to elementary and secondary teachers with and without a musical background.

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This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.